We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Setback for Pakistan PM as finance minister loses key Senate election in the following article
Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - ISLAMABAD — In a major setback to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the country’s Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh narrowly lost a key Senate seat to former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was the joint opposition candidate, in a bitterly-contested election on Wednesday.
The former premier, who was backed by a group of opposition parties, won by getting 169 votes in a vote by the lawmakers of parliament’s lower house, against 164 secured by Shaikh. Seven votes were rejected after a total of 340 members of the lower house of the parliament voted.
Shahbaz Gill, a premier Khan’s spokesman, said in a Twitter post.
The defeat of a key member of the Cabinet has dealt a humiliating blow to the government with the opposition claiming the government has lost the majority.
Khan’s government, however, faces no imminent threat as a result of the Senate vote, as he can be removed only through a vote of no confidence in the parliament.
Polling, which was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ended at the set time, with the counting of the votes underway. Lawmakers voted for some 37 vacant seats in the Senate, with 11 senators previously elected unopposed from Punjab. — Agencies
These were the details of the news Setback for Pakistan PM as finance minister loses key Senate election for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.